Ice Textures by Jan Erik Waider
Jan Erik Waider's portfolio draws heavily on the minimalism, harsh light, and weather of Nordic Landscapes. Travelling often between Iceland, Greenland, and Norway, he experiments with horizon lines and seascapes, attempting to reduce these landscapes to their basic shapes and colors - a process which lends his photographs a painterly quality.
The three photographs we're releasing today exemplify this practice. We asked Waider to tell us a bit about how they came to be:
"The series “Ice Textures” was taken from a small plane in Iceland and shows a part of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South-West Iceland. I have traveled to Iceland quite often in the last couple of years and I always wanted to see these magical landscapes from above. This flight was really a dream come true and the pilot took me 2.5 hours all around my favorite spots in this area of the island. Seeing Iceland through an open window from above and sometimes really close to the ground was breathtaking! Some areas were hard to recognize from above, others were simply surreal and otherworldly. Especially the glaciers caught my attention and the idea for this small series was born during the flight. The sense of scale is totally lost in these photos and the shapes and colors of the crevasses and small mountains of ice really fascinated me, also how there were aligned to each other."